Page Eight: The Best Jazz Music You’ve Never Heard

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If you love jazz music, then you need to check out Page Eight. This blog features some of the best up-and-coming jazz musicians that you’ve probably never heard of. But trust us, they’re worth a listen!


The best jazz music is the kind that makes you feel something. It’s the kind of music that gets under your skin and makes you feel alive. It’s the kind of music that makes you want to get up and dance, or just sit back and relax.

There are so many different types of jazz music out there, from the smooth sounds of Miles Davis to the hard-hitting sounds of John Coltrane. And there are so many great Jazz musicians who have never received the recognition they deserve.

This page is dedicated to those musicians. The ones who have never had a top-selling album, or a Grammy-winning song. The ones who have never played at Carnegie Hall, or even been featured on NPR. These are the musicians who make great jazz music, but who may never be famous.

The Best Jazz Music You’ve Never Heard

Music has a way of transporting us to another time and place. It can take us back to a happy memory or it can provide comfort in a time of sadness. Jazz music is particularly good at this. It is a genre that has been around for over a century and has undergone many changes.

Miles Davis – “So What”

So What is a composition by Miles Davis first recorded on the 1959 Miles Davis and John Coltrane album Kind of Blue. The 1959 recording features pianist Bill Evans, drummer Jimmy Cobb, and bassist Paul Chambers. It is notable for its use of modality, with Davis performing variations of the melody over a D-modal blues chord progression. In 1999, the Library of Congress honored “So What” by adding it to the National Recording Registry.

John Coltrane – “My Favorite Things”

alto saxophonist John Coltrane’s recording of “My Favorite Things” is one of the most important and influential jazz recordings of all time. Released in 1961, on the Atlantic label, the album features Coltrane leading a quartet with pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Reggie Workman, and drummer Elvin Jones.

The title track, “My Favorite Things,” is a remake of the 1930s Rodgers and Hart standard, which had been popularized by Julie Andrews in the 1965 film The Sound of Music. Coltrane’s version is nearly twice as long as the original and features an extended improvisation by Coltrane that takes the tune to places it had never been before.

“My Favorite Things” would become one of Coltrane’s most famous recordings and would help cement his reputation as one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. It is also one of the most commonly covered jazz tunes, with versions by Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, David Sanborn, and many others.

Thelonious Monk – “Round Midnight”

Thelonious Monk was one of the most influential jazz pianists of the 20th century. He was known for his eccentricities, such as wearing a stocking cap onstage, and for his innovative approach to the piano, which often incorporated elements of stride and bebop. “Round Midnight” is one of his most famous compositions, and has been covered by a wide variety of artists, including Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock.


In conclusion, the best jazz music you’ve never heard is a genre that is truly unique and deserves to be explored by any music lover. With so many different artists and styles to choose from, there is something for everyone within the world of jazz. Whether you’re a fan of traditional New Orleans style music or something more modern and experimental, there is sure to be a jazz artist out there that you’ll love. So next time you’re looking for something new to listen to, be sure to give some great jazz music a try. You might just find your new favorite thing.

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